14 March 2008

Tammity tam tam tam

Here it is in all its glory - Version B of the Three Tams .... ta dah!










Bit tricky doing blocking in acrylic - hmmm. It did flatten out and 'relax' somewhat, but you can see the top is still a bit bunchy uppy (technical term). I'm not sure how well it will hold its shape... I don't know if I should have put it into water to block, but couldn't find a whole lot of info on how to block acrylic knitwear.

But basically I'm very happy with it! It's been shipped off to its birthday destination. The Smoothie DK was a pleasure to knit with.

13 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! It came out so beautifully! :)

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  2. WOW that is so pretty. Love all the stitch variations.

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  3. Fabulous. I love it.

    You can't really block acrylic I don't think. I tried and it didn't go well.

    I can't stand the touch of the stuff and I'm allergic to wool too, but I think I'm allergic to acrylic too. :)

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  4. That looks so fantastic, great job on the colourwork (I have to admit, between you and Bells, I'm feeling a bit more inspired to give it a go myself!)

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  5. Stunning! Just don't ever try steam blocking acrylic... ask me how I know that...

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  6. Beeeyouteefool! And you don't block acrylic. It should be completely wash and wear, easy care.

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  7. What a gorgeous hat!! I don't think acrylic blocks at all. I think I read somewhere that you can't block it because it just springs back into the shape it wants to be.

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  8. Gorgeous! It came out beautifully! And I love the loot below and the cutest little loldogz! So funny!

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  9. that looks so great. I feel I simply must make one! Well done.

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  10. ooooh so pretty =)
    I'm loving the tams!
    I may have to try this smoothie of which you speak ;) xo

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  12. That looks gorgeous. Wonderful how it came out. I really love that you can use self striping wool to such brilliant effect.

    Top score on the loot!

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  13. Wow!! That's gorgeous, you are so clever!!!

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